Risoni Prawn Salad

Risoni Prawn Salad

Orzo (Risoni) Prawn Salad

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 500g prawns, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, torn
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped.

Orzo salad

  • 1½ cup orzo (risoni)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 green onions, white and green parts, sliced
  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 small cucumber, halved, seeded and diced
  • 2 medium kumara or sweet potatoes, diced and cooked
  • 2 tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 4 tbsp fresh basil chopped.

Method

  1. Cook the orzo (risoni) for one minute less than the packet instructions.  Rinse, drain well and set aside.
  2. In a bowl mix together the minced garlic, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, salt, pepper and cayenne. Add to the orzo (risoni) and stir to coat.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the orzo salad (risoni) and toss to combine. Add more salt and pepper for seasoning if desired. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Heat ½ cup olive oil in a medium frying pan. Add the chilli flakes, basil and garlic and fry for 3 minutes. Add the prawns and cook for 5-8 minutes until prawns are cooked and pink.
  5. Serve prawns on a bed of the orzo (risoni) salad. Enjoy! 

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New Zealand Fishing News

October 2016 - By Bea Bagnall
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